bandbox


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band·box

 (bănd′bŏks′)
n.
A lightweight cylindrical box used to hold small articles of apparel.

bandbox

(ˈbændˌbɒks)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a lightweight usually cylindrical box used for holding small articles, esp hats

band•box

(ˈbændˌbɒks)

n.
a box of pasteboard or thin wood for holding light articles of apparel.
[1625–35; orig. for clerical bands]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bandbox - a light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)bandbox - a light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
Translations

bandbox

[ˈbændbɒks] Nsombrerera f

bandbox

nHutschachtel f
References in classic literature ?
The girl then turned towards the House of the Seven Gables, to the door of which, meanwhile,--not the shop-door, but the antique portal,--the omnibus-man had carried a light trunk and a bandbox.
i make a leg for captain ahab, and he wears it like a gentleman; but I make a bandbox for Queequeg, and he wont put his head into it.
The street-car conductors and drivers wore pretty uniforms which seemed to be just out of the bandbox, and their manners were as fine as their clothes.
Now,' said she, 'light my little lantern, and see me into my bandbox by the garden path'; for there was a communication between our cottages in that direction.
The streets were crowded, for it was the day of Pentecost, and the crowd looked in wonder at these two cavaliers; one as fresh as if he had come out of a bandbox, the other so covered with dust that he looked as if he had but just come off a field of battle.
Price himself, his own loud voice preceding him, as with something of the oath kind he kicked away his son's port-manteau and his daughter's bandbox in the passage, and called out for a candle; no candle was brought, however, and he walked into the room.
On the floor beside her stood his old valise and a bandbox wrapped in newspapers.
For some time afterwards, while I proudly pictured her showing this and similar articles to all who felt an interest in me, she was really concealing them fearfully in a bandbox on the garret stair.
The houses on each side of this bandbox are tall, and I discovered later that it had once been an open passage to the back gardens.
the captain was asking,--a most unsealike captain, in Daughtry's opinion; rather, a spick-and- span, brisk little business-man or floor-walker just out of a bandbox.
Alec's feet; the green bandbox had a gray veil straying out of it, and yes
He stood there, in Norfolk jacket, pigskin puttees, and all the rest of the fashionable get-up out of a bandbox, sneering at me covered with filth and grease to the eyebrows and looking like a navvy.